Barbara J. Thompson

            Barbara Jean Thompson, daughter of Robert and Mary Collett Fish, was born February 8, 1945, at Port Townsend, Washington. At an early age, her family moved to Fayette where she received her education, graduating from Fayette High School in 1963.

            On January 31, 1970, she was united in marriage with Henry Thompson at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont, Iowa. She assisted her husband on the farm for many years. At one time she had worked at Upper Iowa University in Fayette and City Laundering Company in Oelwein.

             A very happy moment for Barbara occurred on December 20, 2011, when she was baptized by Rev. Carl Tenney of the Fayette Community Church.

            Barbara’s death occurred at her rural Randalia home on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was sixty-six years old.

            In addition to her husband, Henry of Randalia, she is survived by one son, Brian of Randalia; her mother, Mary Fish of Fayette; two sisters, Patricia Potter of Decorah and Roberta (Everett) Anderson of Waukon; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Marion Rogahn of Fayette.

            Barbara was preceded in death by one son, Todd in 1984; her father, Robert Fish; her grandparents; five aunts; and one uncle.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Carl Tenney officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. 


Donna (Roberts Anthes on January 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I always enjoyed being around her way back when we was in school and when she came in to get groceries where I used to work. She will be truly missed. Our sympathy and prayers are with you. God Bless
Bob Eldridge on January 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM said:

Henery & Brian, please allow me to ofrer my sympathy I remember Barbara well when we both worked at the Co-op. I am sure that you will miss her.
Jeff & Peggy on January 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

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